Scented Tea

Scented teas (also called flower teas) can be either green or white teas that are been infused with certain flowers, which impart a delicate and interesting taste, and of course a wonderful aroma. Originally flowers were added to green tea to disguise a less-than-favorable taste in the poorer varieties, just as milk and sugar were added to black tea. This is still the case with many commercially produced flower teas, which hide the taste of very cheap tea behind a strong flowery fragrance.  Truly great jasmine teas, however, combine only high quality green or white teas with a subtle but distinct jasmine flavor infused into the leaves from freshly-picked jasmine flowers, not scented oils.

Scented tea reached its apex in Chinese tea culture during the Yuan Dynasty (11271-1368). The ethnic Mongolian Yuan brought with them to China a cuisine of very strong aromas. Delicate green tribute tea made with the subtle flavor of spring buds didn't stand a chance against the heavily spiced meals of the Yuan court. Moreover, the Yuan leadership seated its capital in Beijing, a place with relatively poor water for brewing tea.  Some people suspect that the custom of drinking scented tea began its rise to prominence during this time, from China's northern capital. To this day, scented teas remain popular in Northern China, jasmine and flower blends being the staple offering of Beijing tea houses.

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Yin Hao Long Zhu (Silver Dragon Jasmine Pearls) Scented Tea 2012

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In the cold spring, fresh, young buds from certified organic white tea bushes are harvested and then hand-rolled into tight pearls to make...


Our price: $126.03

Yin Hao Long Zhu (Silver Dragon Jasmine Pearls) Scented Tea 2014

In the cold spring, fresh, young buds from certified organic white tea bushes are harvested and then hand-rolled into tight pearls to make...


Our price: $35.03

Bi Tan Piao Xue (Snow Drop Jasmine) Scented Tea 2014

The full name of this famous Chinese Pian Xiang is ˜Snow Drop in Emerald Pond." When this jasmine green tea is brewed...


Our price: $17.72

Wang Zhe Zhi Xiang (Emperor's Orchid) Scented Tea 2014

Tea scented with orchid flower has always been quite rare. Today, only Sichuan province tea makers produce this tea by means of a careful scenting process that uses fresh Spring-blooming orchids and young tea buds grown on Sichuan's Mengding Mountain. A rare scented tea that balances the complexities of high quality green tea and the delicate scent of the orchid flower.


Our price: $15.48

Bi Tan Piao Xue (Snow Drop Jasmine) Scented Tea 2013

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The full name of this famous Chinese Pian Xiang is ˜Snow Drop in Emerald Pond." When this jasmine green tea is brewed...


Our price: $13.29
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Mo Li Long Zhu (Jasmine Pearls) Scented Tea 2014

Jasmine Pearls offers a stronger flavor and lingering fragrance.


Our price: $11.73

Mo Li Long Zhu (Jasmine Pearls) Scented Tea 2013

END OF YEAR SALE 25%OFF
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Jasmine Pearls offers a stronger flavor and lingering fragrance.


Our price: $8.96

Bai Yun Xiang Pian (White Cloud Jasmine) Scented Tea 2014

This tea holds a wonderful aroma and delicate taste.


Our price: $6.93

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